Molly from Longford (1)

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MOLLY FROM LONGFORD [1] (Mailí ón Longfort). AKA - "Patsy Touhey's Reel (1)." AKA and see "Give the Girl Her Fourpence," "Money in Hand," "Pay the Girl her Fourpence," "Reel (86)." Irish, Reel. The tune was played and recorded by the famous piper Patsy Tuohey (1865-1923), who spent most of his life in America (and who was one of O'Neill's sources). It shows up in O'Neill's Waifs and Strays (1922), taken from a manuscript of the piper's. It is a variant of "Pay/Give the Girl Her Fourpence." See also curate and fiddler Rev. Luke Donnellan's (1878-1952) reel "Kitty from Longford" from his c. 1909 music manuscript collection, which is a related, perhaps cognate melody (there are both significant similarities and differences in the tunes).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 291.

Recorded sources : - Shanachie SH-78010, Solas - "Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers" (1997).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's [1]

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